I wanted to start sharing my blog income report with you again. I really want to start doing this every month. I know that a lot of you are looking for a way to make some side income or you want to be able to quit your job so that you can stay home with your kids. This is the whole reason why I blog and I am not a tech savvy person at all. I have learned this as I go and if I can make it work, then anyone can!
So this month I made $1,911! This is great because last month I made $1,641 so it is increasing! I was able to get some more sponsored posts which really helped. My pageviews have gone way down since the Pinterest Smart Feed change so I am trying to get those to back up to where they were. I’ve seen that when your pageviews increase, your income increases!
You do not have to be tech savvy to be a blogger, I certainly am not. You can even start a blog for only $3.95 a month.
One of the ways I learned how to really make income from my blog was by taking the Elite Blog Academy course. I can’t recommend it enough. They will be open again for registration in February 2017 for EBA 3.0 so you can start saving up if you are interested in the course.
Ruth Soukup, the creator of EBA, actually has some free training videos that she is offering from EBA 2.0. You can sign up for that free training to get some great tips.
Here is the breakdown of where my income came from. I’ve included some affiliate or referral links so you can find things easier.
- Various Sponsored Posts & Social Shares: $585
- Izea: $750
- TapInfluence: $360
- Affiliates: $26.68
- Ebates: $150
- Ads: $38.89
I really want to work on getting my affiliate sales up next month. I know I have to get my pageviews up to do more of that. To help, I just read a book from a fellow blogger, Lena Gott, that I met at the BP blog retreat I went to a couple of months ago.
She has a great book called: How I Went From 17K to 350K+ Monthly Page Views in 9 Months it has some really great tips in here that I can’t wait to try them out. If you are wanting to get your page views up, I highly recommend reading this book. She is very straightforward and honest with her tactics.
I am also re-reading a couple of blogging books that I bought from Becky Mansfield and Paula Rollo. These are the ladies that held the retreat that I attended and they are amazing and so open with their knowledge of blogging. I have their Blogging on the Side and Work from Home Blogging books and they are worth every penny.
If you think that blogging may be something that you really want to make money from, I really think you should read these two books. They are full of useful information to get you started on the right foot.
I love that I am able to work from home on my own schedule so that I can be here for my daughter as she grows up. It is so important for me to not miss any special moments with her. It is very challenging when you have to work from home while also taking care of a home and raising a very active 2 year old.
I am able to get it all done though. If you don’t think you can blog just because you don’t have the time, that just isn’t true. There are so many techniques I use to get my work done and still be a good mom ( at least I think so).
I use schedulers like Post Planner and Board Booster to help schedule my social media. It has made a big difference in how much I get done everyday and I have seen my page views increase because of that. Plus, they are both really affordable.
I also bought the new Time Management video course to help me get my daily activities in order. This has really helped me prioritize what I need to do daily, weekly, and monthly as well as what I should stop doing all together. I’m seeing a big improvement on how much I can get done everyday.
I am currently at 70,000 page views a month. My goal for next month is to have 85,000 page views and make over $2,000 in income. My ultimate goal is to make at least $5,000 in monthly income but, one step at a time.
I never thought I would be able to make an actual real income from my blog but I am doing it! This goes to show you that with a lot of hard work and perseverance anyone can do this crazy gig! Even a tech idiot like me 🙂 .
I hope that this has shown you there are great options out there to make significant income as long as you are willing to do the work. If you have any questions about my blog income report or about blogging in general, I will do my best to answer them. Just let me know below.